SMECO - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name SMECO - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Room Air Conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Heat Pump Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Appliance Recycling, Home Energy Audit
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Home Energy Audit: Free

Home Performance Weatherization: up to $2,750
Central AC: $150 - $500
Air Source Heat Pump: $200 - $500
Geothermal Heat Pump: $500
Ductless Mini-Split AC/Heat Pump: $300
Duct Sealing: up to $250
HVAC Performance Tune-Up: $100
Room AC: $25
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Clothes Washer: $50 - $100
Refrigerators: $100 - $150
Freezers: $75
Electric Water Heater:$25
Heat Pump Water Heater: $350
CFLs: $2.25/bulb, plus in-store discounts
LEDs: $10/bulb, plus in-store discounts
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Room AC Recycling: $50

Equipment Requirements Appliances: Must be Energy Star

Heat Pump Water Heater: Must be Energy Star
Clothes Washer: MEF of 2.0; WF of 6.0 or less
Central AC: 14.5 SEER, 12 EER
Air Source Heat Pump: 14.5 SEER, 12 EER
Geothermal Heat Pump: 17.1 EER, 3.6 COP
Ductless Mini-Split AC/Heat Pump: 16 SEER, 13 EER, 9 HSPF

Program Administrator Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

References DSIRE[1]


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's (SMECO) Residential Energy Efficiency Program helps residential customers save energy by providing rebates for home weatherization and the installation of energy efficient equipment. Eligible measures include insulation, system tune-ups, lighting, water heating, proper installation and central heating and cooling. Some rebates vary by size and type of measure employed. Equipment must meet program guidelines listed on the web site above. SMECO also provides a program that provides weatherization services to income qualified households. Interested customers should review the web site for more information, to ensure eligibility, and to access application forms.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Efficiency Rebates
Department Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Address 15035 Burnt Store Road
Address 2 P.O. Box 1937
Place Hughesville, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 20637-1937
Phone (888) 440-3311

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"